Karachi: Veena Malik has started working on the Kannada version of Bollywood smash hit ‘The Dirty Picture’, insisting that the film is packed with glamour and sentiments that will provide her with an opportunity to showcase her talent.
The Kannada version is also named, as the original flick ‘The Dirty Picture’ is being produced by Venkatappa and directed by Trishul.
“I am quite excited to be part of the film. I have heard the story and it looks quite interesting,” the Express Tribune quoted Malik as saying.
“As the lead heroine, I will get a lot of opportunity to perform. The director has packaged the film very well with glamour, sentiments and all other ingredients,” she said.
Producer Venkatappa’s son Akshay will play the male lead in the movie and the shooting is scheduled to begin soon.
Venkatappa said that he would not face any date issues with the former ‘Bigg Boss’ contestant, as all the problems relating to her visa have now been cleared.
Starring Vidya Balan, the Hindi version was an unofficial biopic on southern sex symbol Silk Smitha.
It was a runaway success at the box office and won Balan her first National Award.
Ekta Kapoor, who produced ‘The Dirty Picture ‘in Hindi under her banner Balaji Telefilms, is against the same title being used by Venkatappa.
Trishuli, however, says his story is different.
“I have written a fresh story and it has a lot of native elements that is peculiar to Karnataka. But I thought the title, The Dirty Picture, will suit the story very well,” he added.
First Published: Sunday, May 27, 2012, 08:53